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The National Park Service said visitors to parks in Arizona last year spent $995 million at nearby businesses, like those in the town of Tusayan, the gateway to the Grand Canyon.

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Small is a relative term.

By Mike Sheehan/Special to the Grand Canyon News October 30, 2018
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Hot mic moment underscores Tusayan, Stilo development frustration
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Questions arose Oct. 12 after the Grand Canyon Watchdog, an online news blog covering Tusayan’s Town Council, released leaked audio between council members and a representative of the Stilo USA development group.

By Erin Ford October 23, 2018
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As the nation celebrates National Park Week, U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke announced that visitor spending in communities near national parks in 2017 resulted in a $35.8 billion benefit to the nation’s economy — a nearly $1 billion increase from 2016 — and supported 306,000 jobs.

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By Erin Ford March 20, 2018
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11 votes decide fate of Tusayan building ordinance
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Tusayan, Arizona, will remain a small community nestled among the ponderosa pines after residents rejected a bid Nov. 7 to raise the building height to 65 feet.

By Erin Ford November 14, 2017
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Tusayan Town Council settles on 2017 budget: Ten X housing top priority
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The Tusayan Town Council passed its preliminary town budget July 12 at its regular monthly meeting.

By Erin Ford July 18, 2017
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National park visitors spent $995 million at nearby businesses
Need for infrastructure repairs critical as Grand Canyon accommodates an increasing number of visitors annually

The 12 million people who visited national parks in Arizona last year spent more than $995 million with nearby businesses, a $63 million increase from the year before, the National Park Service said.

By Joseph Guzman/Cronkite News May 9, 2017
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